great white heron

Definitions of great white heron
  1. noun
    a common egret of the genus Egretta found in America; it is a variety of the Old World white egret Casmerodius albus
    synonyms: American egret, Egretta albus
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    egret
    any of various usually white herons having long plumes during breeding season
  2. noun
    widely distributed Old World white egret
    synonyms: Casmerodius albus
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    egret
    any of various usually white herons having long plumes during breeding season
  3. noun
    large white heron of Florida and the Florida Keys
    synonyms: Ardea occidentalis
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    heron
    grey or white wading bird with long neck and long legs and (usually) long bill
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